Course Detail
Course Components:
Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is the branch of Medical Informatics that analyzes consumer's needs for health information; studies and implements methods and tools for making information accessible to consumers; and models and integrates consumers' preferences into medical information systems. With the increasing emphasis on patient-centered care and demand of self care by patients, CHI has become a critical part of the national movement to improve healthcare and reduce costs. This course will discuss the requirements of CHI tools, state of art applications, and challenges and opportunities in CHI research and development. The course will involve classroom lectures, online discussions, student presentations, and a final project. No prior programming experience is required.